The country is experiencing maize shortage that the Akufo-Addo government has kept under wraps.
In order to ensure that the government’s overhyped Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) program, is perceived as causing food surplus, the government has been whispering for a solution in secret.
WhatsUp News has intercepted the minutes of a meeting held over the issue and can report that the Ministry of Finance has decided to secretly import maize into the country on the blindside of Ghanaians to make up for shortfalls.
At a meeting held on December 11th in the conference room of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, a representative of Agric Minister, Dr. Akoto Afriyie, delivered the Ministry’s plan of action to liaise with government-friendly importers to secretly haul in corn.
The meeting which started at 1:16 PM had one Mr. Asante Krobea representing Dr. Afriyie Akoto. Krobea was also the one who delivered the Minister’s plan to secretly import maize so that PFJ will not be disgraced.
It had started with representatives of the Buffer Stock Company announcing that they could only make an emergency supply of 95000 (50kg) bags of maize to the market. Buffer Stock said the supply could be made by next week.
However, participants noted that the quantity was woefully inadequate. The Agric Ministry responded by saying that it needed to import more maize into the country to offset shortfalls.